Lessons Learned from Teaching English in Rwanda
When University of Chicago student Ioana Tchoukleva arrived in Rwanda last year, she too saw a largely unheralded African success story. She went to Kigali to teach English to students at a learning center. Over the course of her three month stint, her perception of Rwanda's progress changed. Her studentsâ€”mostly orphans from the genocideâ€”wore their emotional scars just below the surface. And, after trying to conduct interviews with regular folks on the streets of Kigali, she realized economic progress came at the expense of civil liberties.